Patrick Procktor

British, 1936 - 2003
Procktor was born in Dublin in 1936 but mainly brought up in London and Brighton. He attended Highgate School in London. After leaving school, he worked for three years for a builder’s merchant before being conscripted into the Royal Navy in 1954 as a Russian student. In 1958 he entered the Slade School of Fine Art where he was influenced by William Coldstream and Keith Vaughan. He graduated in 1962 and travelled to Italy and Greece. In 1963 he had his first exhibition at the Redfern Gallery. In 1968 Procktor had his first exhibition in New York, and continued to show his work abroad afterwards. Procktor was a successful printmaker and one of his greatest achievements were his illustrations for an edition of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner produced in 1976. In 1996 Procktor was made a Royal Academician and his works are represented in public collections in Britain and abroad.
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